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THE BOOK OF ACTS†††††††††††
The Christís Association with the Jews
Victor M. Eskew
I. TITLE OF THE SECTION
A. Christ Jesus:† Son Jesus (v. 13), Holy One, (v. 14), Just (v. 14), Prince of Life (v. 15), a prophet (v. 22), and the seed of Abraham (v. 25).
B. The Christís Association with the Jews
II. OUTLINE OF THE SECTION
A. Human Power Denied (Acts 3:12)
B. Heavenly Power Declared (Acts 3:13-16)
C. Honest Plea Disclosed (Acts 3:17-21a)
D. Holy Prophets Described (Acts 3:21b-24)
E. Honored People Delivered (Acts 3:25-26)
III. APPLICATION OF SECTION TO CHURCH GROWTH
A. The power of the Christian religion is either human or divine (Acts 3:12, 16)
B. Godís Son was glorified regardless of the actions of the Jews (Acts 3:13).
C. The Jewsí actions against the Christ manifested (Acts 3:13-15a)
1. Delivered†† 2.† Denied†††††††††††††††††††† 3.† Desired Another†††††††††††††††††† 4.† Destroyed
D. The resurrection of Christ was confirmed by witnesses (Acts 3:15b).
E. Faith in the name of Christ is essential to our success (Acts 3:16).
F. True miracles were verifiable (Acts 3:16).
G. Many religious people do things in ignorance (Acts 3:17).
H. Christís sufferings were the fulfillment of prophecy (Acts 3:18, see v. 24).
I. Man needs to repent and be converted to have his sins blotted out (Acts 3:19).
J. Jesus is coming again (Acts 3:20)
K. Jesus is the only prophet that God has raised up like unto Moses (Acts 3:22).
L. Hear Jesus, or, be destroyed (Acts 3:22-23).
M. Through the seed of Abraham a blessing was to come to all kindreds of the earth (Acts 3:25).
N. God desired for the Jews to hear the gospel first (Acts 3:26).
O. Jesus came to bless by forgiving man of his iniquities (Acts 3:26).